Inventory: 6 women-led flower companies that are blooming in B.C.

For special occasions or just because, these floral designers create beautiful, botanical work

1. Fleurescent Blooms + Rentals

Fleurescent Blooms + Rentals
Photo by Helaina + Evan-Tara Lilly Photography

After running event-planning business Petite Pearl Events for over a decade, Squamish-based Indigenous entrepreneur Jessica Minnie found that there weren’t any modern floral designers nearby that suited her needs. So, in 2022, she planted her own. Fleurescent Blooms + Rentals curates whimsical, contemporary arrangements (and rentals available through its sister company make it a go-to for party planners from the Sea to Sky). 

2. La Bomba

La Bomba’s sculptural arrangement

Floral art meets set design in Vancouver-based La Bomba’s sculptural arrangements. Founded in 2021 by Marta Sanderson, this Chinatown studio isn’t about that basic bloom life—expect La Bomba’s flowers to be meticulously turned inside out or intentionally flipped upside down for a fresh take on flora. On top of the classic flower-shop offerings, the brick-and-mortar store hosts rentals, too. 

3. FleuRich Creations

FleuRich Creations
Photo by Minted Photography

“As cheesy as it sounds, we simply love being a part of brightening someone’s day,” says Laurence Rich, founder of FleuRich Creations. The Kelowna-based shop specializes in flowers, but also sells candles, candies and cards and puts on pop-up events in collaboration with other small businesses. Rich says she’s passionate about “sharing the transformative power of flowers and the meditative process of arranging them”—so amateur arrangers can grow their own skills.

4. Wild Bunch Flower Shop

Wild Bunch Flower Shop

Alexandra Schulze and Nassi Soofi got their start glowing up pre-made floral arrangements with their own clippings and foraged florals, and eventually broke ground on the Wild Bunch Flower Shop in 2014. According to the founders, the Vancouver-based store makes fresh and dried arrangements using a “freestyle method of design,” meaning each one is unique. 

5. Rook and Rose

Rook and Rose

Texture, asymmetry and unexpected varietals make up the Rook and Rose portfolio. Victoria-based Erica Smolders founded the lifestyle biz in 2010 (besides the wow-worthy flowers, the shop offers ceramics, skincare and clothing). Bouquets may die, but a floral-printed tote bag won’t.

6. Celsia Floral

Celsia Floral

If you’ve spent any time at all researching Vancouver florists for weddings, you’ve heard of Celsia Floral—that’s because the Kitsilano shop has been putting together nuptial blooms since Johanna Siu first opened it in 2008. The explosive yet refined designs that come out of Celsia have reached icon status in the local wedding world (seriously, ask any Vancouver bride).